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#61 Atmobil

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 08:34 AM

The MPC kit isn't all that bad, it just takes more effort to yield a good model. Here are two of the best examples I've ever seen of the kit built, both by builders out of Japan.The full write up is here, but it's all in Japanese.

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Wow!!! These look really great, so much better than the one I built some years ago:

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:22 PM

....general question to all of our esteemed members who own and know all about these 510 BRE kits.....is the 1996 issue better, worse, what,,,,compared to the 2014 issue, as the 96 issue seems to more expensive online, and,,,are the kits from 2014 rare, or truly getting rare,,i ask because I would like one, maybe two,,,and one of my LHS still has 2 on the shelf....opinions and answers much appreciated, please.........the ace........ :huh:



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:37 PM

As I understand it, the 2014 issue was an SSP item; one production run, will not be restocked, and has already been dropped.  I don't have the 1996 BRE issue (sold mine a while back) but as I remember, it had the two-piece tires from the original issue, but molded in a softer vinyl.  The 2014 issue has one-piece tires, probably the same ones as were in the "tuner" issue I have now.  In any event, if you want this kit and have access to them at a price you think reasonable...get them.  No doubt it will surface again in the future, but who knows when, and at what price...



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 01:42 PM

thanks, mark,,,i know that if anyone knows the score here, you are one of the fellas that would know. I think I will grab the 2 kits local I mentioned, as eventually I will build them.  that TUNER version seems a lot harder to find too....were they in short supply back when issued.....thanks, the ace..... :o



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:29 PM

The 90's re-issue came in the original style box, with the exception being the omission of the 2.5 Championship logo. The latest one has that awful Revell picture/art/photoshop mess with the picture being that of the restored car. 

 

And from what I am hearing, the newer issue has better done decals and the one piece tires. 

 

Original Issue

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1996 re-issue

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And the last issue

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And just for fun, the Union Japan kit from the late 80's early 90's

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And the Advent version

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 03:52 PM

thanks to you, jesse, for the pics and breakdown info....guess I'll grab the 2 in stock at a shop up here on the weekend...the ace.... ;)



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 04:32 PM

The tuner issue is interesting; it has decals for the stock emblems.  It would take a bunch of work to change this kit back to stock, but as I understand it most of these cars are now modified, stock ones aren't often seen.  I'll probably stick the tuner together out of the box, maybe smoothing in the front fender flares that are molded in place but represent add-ons to the stock fenders.  This is one of those kits that I didn't give a second look to in the past, but it seems to be very well done...



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 05:00 PM

....I built the yellow Brock Buster version in the late 70s, and yet another in about 96-97 era, both long gone and sold back in the day....but they were a nice kit, looked great built, and a joy to build. never owned the race version, but think I will now..lol...the ace.. :P



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 01:28 AM

Ive just received mine from the US, its the latest version that Revell have just discontinued, looks to be a great kit, and Im glad I got it when I did as they seem to be dissapearing fast .....not that they ever made it to the UK anyway !



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 03:17 AM

You can count me among the "Not Shocked" crowd when this get reissued at the end of 2015 or early next year in a regular box the way the Black Widow recently did.

This kit "sold out" quickly, so there's still a market for them, and your "big box" places don't get to carry SSP releases.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 02:45 AM

The decals are a huge improvement over past versions. A shame I didn't use them on mine-

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As soon as I unearth a proper set of Work Equip wheels, this one will be finished.



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Posted 30 January 2015 - 03:17 PM

Does the tuner version include the roll bar that is in the race versions?